Julien Villaret, born in 1978 near Paris.
Lives and works in Berlin since 2007.

"I seek to develop an experimental approach of the printed objects, and to distort the codes of the graphic and design industries.
To do so, I use sculpture, installation, a lot of books, different kinds of bricolage and above all vintage printing techniques like silk-screen, offset, riso and papermaking.
Most of all, I like to navigate through an interdisciplinary practice and to generate movement and participation through my art."

Artistic Background

From 1999 untill 2004, I studied in the Grenoble Art School (Fr).
In 2004 I worked one year as studio assistant in Atelier Van Lieshout in Rotterdam (NL).
In 2005 I travelled 6 months in a mobile silk-screen unit across central and eastern Europe during the project Seriall.
From 2002 untill 2012 I developed the silk-screen collective Elshopo in France.
In 2012, I created the printing studio Goofypress in Berlin.
Since 2014, I run together with 8 other artists the project space tête, in Berlin-Prenzlauerberg.

Exhibitions and Works

Gesamtkunstwerk, collective exhibition, tête, Berlin (D)
Uferhallen Kunstaktien, collective exhibition, n.b.k., Berlin (D)

Typologies, installation at Missread, HKW, Berlin (D)
Mega Bock, collective exhibition, Ufer Hallen, Berlin (D)

La Passe, personnal exhibition, tête, Berlin (D)
Ideal Reading #2, collective exhibition, Le Magasin, Grenoble (Fr) 

Produkte mit Musik, happening with Mathias Mayer, tête, Berlin (D)

Frisbeel, installation at Sonic Protest, Paris (Fr)
Tootem#2, collective exhibition, Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (Fr) 
We tête, collective exhibition, tête, Berlin (D)

Ideal Reading, personal exhibition, tête, Berlin (D)
Smooth moiré, Happening, tête, Berlin (D)
No-Book Machine, workshop at the Annecy art school (Fr) 

Mille-feuille, personal exhibition, Sonntag, Berlin (D)
Peti Turismo, collective exhibition, 2011, OUI, Grenoble (Fr)
Galerie Dart, collective exhibition, 2011, Krenöbl, Berlin (D)
Arcade Paper, installation, 2010, Centre Pompidou-Metz (Fr)
Hell Shopo in Myred, collective exhibition, 2010, Salon de Montrouge (Fr)
Grand-Duc vs. Chienpo, happening, 2010, MUDAM (Luxemburg)
Who eats Who, happening, 2010, PM Galerie, Berlin (D)
Fantastique des mirages, collective exhibition, 2009, Galerie Nuit d’Encre, Paris (Fr)
Veduta, collective exhibition, 2009, Biennale de Lyon (Fr)
Anarchy for Serigraphy, happening, 2008, Praha Project, Sapporo (JPN)
Allons voir là-bas, collective exhibition, 2008, Fondation Espace Ecureuil, Toulouse (Fr)
Junk City, happening, 2007, Biennale de Lyon (Fr)
Mochi Print Yataï, happening, 2007 SLICK, Paris (Fr)


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